Remodeling, Moving or Building? There’s on old carpenter’s saying, “Measure twice, cut once.” The idea is that if you measure carefully and then cut, you can
Visitability is an important strategy for developing accessible housing. It can contribute to creating neighborhoods and communities that welcome everyone. There is a huge market of 78.2 million Baby Boomers who may soon need affordable and accessible homes. Designing homes with open floor plans, U-shaped kitchens with maneuvering space for food preparation, bathrooms with […]
Shoshana Shamberg talks about 5 ways to improve bathroom comfort and safety.
The Baldwin House is designed to promote aging-in-place and is an urban response to the otherwise suburban ranch-style house. Located in an “urban infill” project in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, it is a three-story house including the finished basement.
Home can be a dangerous place to those with difficulty getting around or with little sense of danger. It’s well-known that if you have children you should lock away your cleaning products and put harmful objects such as knives out of reach, but when it comes to infirm or frail adults we don’t usually think of these simple measures. For those with disabilities or who are moving into old age, it’s often the case that a nursing home is the obvious care solution.